30 Second Snapshot

Robin Scott shares a great tip he learned from a successful mentor:

Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds — no more, no less — to write down the most important points. If you always do just this, said his grandfather, and even if you only do this, with no other revision, you will be okay.

It seems simple, but profoundly powerful.  I’ve taken to writing my meeting notes on the 5×8″ notecards I regularly carry, and have also started to review them at the end of the week.

I’ll let you know how the experiment goes, but I think this would be a great exercise to add to your workflow after every client meeting.  It might make you a better listener — and a better rememberer.

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